First edition hardback copies of Edith and Kim have largely sold out online but a few are still available in-store in London at Daunt Books, Waterstones, Hatchards, Notting Hill Bookshop, and Lutyens and Rubenstein; at Dubray Books in Dublin; Topping Books in Bath and Ely; and Max Minerva in Bristol.

Regular copies are available at Waterstones, and your local indy (and the other one).

To encourage you to seek it out, below are some lovely words others have said about the book:

‘A fine achievement’ THE TIMES

‘Completely fascinating. A sophisticated and brilliantly constructed fictional retelling of a crucial relationship in 20th century espionage history. A tremendous achievement’ WILLIAM BOYD

‘Atmospheric and rigorously researched’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Persuasive… involving… impressive’ LITERARY REVIEW

‘A fascinating contribution to the literature of the Cambridge spies by a clever, nimble writer with some genuine skin in the game’ CHARLES CUMMING

‘I was most impressed… completely absorbing’ MICK HERRON

‘A tense and brilliantly structured story of power and intrigue… I couldn’t put it down’ JANE SHEMILT

‘Complex and powerfully written… a persuasive repurposing of the lives of real-life figures’ i NEWSPAPER

‘Mother, lover, revolutionary, spy – Edith Tudor-Hart will have you in her thrall from the first page. Philby’s stunning fourth novel thrusts this former bit-player in the Cambridge Spy scandal to the centre stage where she belongs… Her best book yet’ ERIN KELLY

‘Blending SIS files and imagined letters from her grandfather, Philby shines a spotlight on Edith Tudor-Hart as activist, spy and often desperate single, working mother’ SARAH VAUGHAN

 Edith and Kim is unforgettable… a fascinating exploration of a key moment in history and a stunning piece of fiction’ HOLLY WATT

Further praise for Charlotte Philby

‘Superbly crafted with heart-stopping twists and chills galore. A new star has arrived in the thriller firmament’ THE TIMES

‘Her thrillers have been a game-changer for the spy genre’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Seriously stylish, hugely compelling… Charlotte Philby redefines a male-dominated genre with her brilliantly complex female characters’ LUCY FOLEY

‘A hugely original and talented writer’ JANE CASEY

‘Heart-breaking, gripping and always beautifully written’ ERIN KELLY

‘Brilliantly executed and tense’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Terribly compelling… persuasive and absorbing’ OBSERVER

‘Compelling and emotionally resonant’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Dark and addictive and magnificent’ JOANNA CANNON

‘Patricia Highsmith territory… Subterfuge, paranoia and chills galore’ THE TIMES

‘Timely, gripping and morally complex’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Philby is a skilled and evocative writer’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Clever, gripping, unsettling and thoroughly entertaining’ HOLLY WATT

‘Compelling and complex’ HARRIET TYCE

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